Partial solar eclipse as seen over Hanoi skies

By Ngoc Thanh   June 21, 2020 | 09:37 pm GMT+7
Hanoians were lucky to have ideal weather conditions to get clear views of the partial solar eclipse Sunday afternoon.
Partial solar eclipse as seen over Hanoi skies

The partial solar eclipse, which occurs when the moon comes between the sun and earth, but casts only the outer part of its shadow on earth, could be seen from many parts of the world.

Astronomy lovers in Vietnam were able to see this natural phenomenon easily, especially in Hanoi. The partial solar eclipse took place from 1:16 p.m. and reach the maximum size at 2:55 p.m.

Partial solar eclipse as seen over Hanoi skies

The eclipse as seen from the St. Joseph Cathedral in the capital city's Hoan Kiem District at 2:15 p.m.

Partial solar eclipse as seen over Hanoi skies

The shadow creeps up on the sun as dark clouds prevent a clear view.

Partial solar eclipse as seen over Hanoi skies

The eclipse seen from another Hanoi landmark, the Long Bien Bridge in Long Bien District. Since it was a partial eclipse, the streets did not get completely dark and residents had enough light to get around.

Partial solar eclipse as seen over Hanoi skies

The partial solar eclipse seen via a crane at a construction site on Hanoi's Beltway 3.

Partial solar eclipse as seen over Hanoi skies

The eclipse turns red and white when seen through the red filter of a plastic bag in Hang Ma Street, Hoan Kiem District.

 
 
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